I am Victoria Ushkanova 

I was born in Grozny. I grew up in Moscow where I studied art.

I am a photographer and visual artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I have 19 years of experience in photography.

I love yoga and try to be conscious in this world.

My photography is a vision and a connection with humanity.

                 Selected by FRESH EYES (is presenting the greatest photography talents from Europe)/GUP Magazine

               New Dutch Photography Talent 2019 /GUP Magazine
              Winner of the Nikon Photo Contest 2017 Professional Portrait Category Russia.

 You can order a photo session, to support me as an artist.





Victoria Ushkanova CV

 Photographer and media Artist studied art and fashion photography. 

Art Experience


2019      Group exhibition in De Markten, in Brussels, 12 Sep - 21 Oct. 

                                       Curator Sanne Schim van der Loeff ( World Press Photo Foundation) and Fonds Pascal Decroos



2019      Selected Fresh Eyes Photo /GUP Magazine, The Book Launched at Photo Basell and Les Rencontres De La Photographie, Arles.


2018      Selected for the "New Dutch Photographer Talent 2019»/GUP Magazine, Melkweg Gallery  Amsterdam


2017      "Marina" Winner 1 place Nomination "Professionals Portrait" Nikon ''At the Heart of the Image -2017'' / Nikon Russia


2015       Unseen Photo Fair & Festival  / participant  Video art "Typology" 13 min / Amsterdam


2013       Videodance "Displacement"/ participant EXTRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL/ 35 mm Moscow


2013       Videodance "Displacement"/ Performance Art Festival/ Open-Air Stage Theatre Moscow


2013       Collaboration/ Koktebel Art Residence /Krym


2013       Collaboration with artist Kseniya Sorokina/ Video/ 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art


2013       Video / River Scene a project by Wiliam Speakman and Theo Tegelaers(TAAK Amsterdam)/ Nikola-Lenivets

                                         5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art


2012.09   Video Art/ William Parke, Patricia Parker/ Residence Nikola-lenivets/ Russia


2012.07   Collaborate with Ksenia Sorokina/ Video/ START Project, WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow


2012.07   ARTIST'S BODY/ performance Victoria Ushkanova / MMOMA Moscow/

                                        Biennale Young Art/ http://juliafertig.de/?p=421


2012.08   Collaboration with Performers from the school TSEKH-Moscow


2012.05   Laboratory KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV / PLATFORMA project / Media performance 

                                         WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow      


2012.03   Collaboration, documentation of project Niwa Yoshinori / Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan/  MMOMA Moscow


2011         Video art ‘Fishway’ collaboration with composer Anna Mikhailova/ Media Table May/ MediaArtLab -Moscow


2011         Cinematographer/ Independent film


2010         Collaborate with Ksenia Sorokina/ Video/ START project WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow



Photography workshop


       http://fotodepartament.ru :


2012          WANDERING FORMS/ Alina Belishkina


2012           Potential acute// Alina Belishkina


2011           PHOTOGRAPHY. OBJECTIFICATION OF THE VOID/Alina Belishkina                


2011           The Nordic Photography: Experience Self-portrait LINA SCHEYNIUS                 


2010           International Summer Photo workshop/ WANESSA WINSHIP,

                                         UK, Agence VU Storytelling: Portrait Within the Environment


2008           International Summer Photoworkshop PAVEL SAMOKHVALOV


2009-2010  Workshop Art Director/ VGIK/ Russian State University of Cinematography



Art workshops


2013            Art Project by Theo Tegelaers/TAAK.ME and William Speakman.

                                            A three-day journey on the Ugra River in Russia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE5FNccafO0


2013             Koktebel Art Residence


2012.08        Collaboration with Performers from the school TSEKH-Moscow/Video


2012.09         Art Residence Nikola-lenivets/ William Parke/ Patricia Parker /Video


21012            ImPulsTanz 2012/Benoît LACHAMBRE/ Angélique WILLKIE/Linda RABIN /Workshops


2011–2012     MMOMA/Laboratory of Performance Media


2011–2012     MMOMA/School of Contemporary Art "Free Workshops»


2011-2011       WACADEMY/ OLGA Shishko Media Art


2010–2011     Moscow Museum Of Modern Art School /MMOMA of Contemporary Art  "Free Workshops"


2000-2004      MGUS Institute for Applied Design, Art and Fashion photography


1997-2000      MGUS Institute for Applied Design, costume design (ba)


Work experience


2013.. until now - Documentation of project, events and portrait for cultural platform http://www.taak.me/ 

                          - Series of portraits


2008-2013      Photographer, Burda Publishing House Moscow, editorial covers fashion for magazine ‘’GIRL’’ and other magazines